May 8: Fight for Your Prophecies 

By Bassey Ekong
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“This charge I commit unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies which went before on thee, that thou by them mightest war a good warfare; Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put away concerning faith have made shipwreck:” (1 Timothy 1:18–19 )

A prophecy is simply a prediction about the future and the end times; it is a special message from God, often uttered through human spokesmen, which indicates the divine will for mankind on Earth and of God in heaven. The focus of all prophetic truth is Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:2). He’s also the fulfillment of all divine prophesies in modern times.

The Lord will raise a prophet unto His brethren to speak Gods command. (Deuteronomy 18:15–18). Any time we hear prophecies about our lives, it is not the time to go to sleep but a time to wage good warfare in prayer for the prophecies to come to pass. Remember that once the prophecies about your life have been heard by the devil and his demons, they are going to oppose them, hoping to stop them.

Timothy was encouraged by Apostle Paul to fight in prayer in order to realize the prophecies made over his life. He reminded Timothy that some didn’t take their prophecies seriously and suffered for this. God’s people must fight, in prayer, continually to claim their prophecies, and they will see them fulfilled in their lives.

You may think, I haven’t had any prophesy communicated to me lately, so, what am I going to pray about? Or you may say, well, this teaching is not for me so I don’t have to pray because I have nothing prophesied, therefore, nothing to fight for. If you think that way, you’re wrong. We all have prophesies concerning us every day. The promises of God over your life are very powerful prophesies for you to claim and pray concerning them and asking God to fulfill them in your life. Look in the Scriptures, you will find many prophesies, some made by God the Father Himself and others by Jesus Christ directly to His people, the Church.

“The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.” (Deuteronomy 28:13). This is only one example of the prophesies you have to pray fervently about for it to be fulfilled and maintained in your life. The enemy would like, more than anything else, to rob you of this favored position promised you by your Father. Read the Bible carefully and itemize the prophesies, claim them and pray for them to be permanent in your life, in Jesus’ mighty name. Note: The Word of God is the basis of all the prophesies concerning your life. Let the Word remain in you richly and the promises are yours, in Jesus’ name.

Let’s pray: Where is the Lord God of Elijah, arise, Let my story change for glory in Jesus mighty name. Devil, you can’t stop the hand of God in my life, in Jesus’ name. Dear heavenly Father, please give me the grace to fight in prayer till all the prophecies in my life come to pass in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 4-6; Luke 24:36-53

God's Promises are Sure to Fulfill in Your Life.